Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins

Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins

Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins

Hernandez is 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in two career starts against the Marlins as Seattle looks to win the three-game set. Cruz followed with his second homer, lining a 1-1 pitch to center to make it 3-0. The double extended Haniger's hitting streak to 12 games. The best contact Seattle made came in the fifth inning when Kyle Seager hit a one-hopper back up the middle that shortstop JT Riddle gloved and threw to first.

Otherwise, Chen has kept Seattle hitters guessing.

Mitch Haniger had a day that would be tough to upstage, reaching base five times and driving in four runs as the Seattle outfielder continued his hot start.

Mariners: Shortstop Jean Segura (hamstring) is likely to go on a brief rehab assignment before rejoining the Mariners in Oakland this weekend.

Hernandez was far from his best, giving four hits - all singles - on the first six pitches of the game.

Ichiro Suzuki received a rousing ovation Monday for his first at-bat in Safeco Field as a member of the 3,000-hit club, per ESPN.com and other wire services. Nick Vincent pitched a flawless eighth before Evan Scribner allowed Christian Yelich's third home run in the ninth.

Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins

"I just couldn't really get that last out in the fourth fast enough before they scored those two more", said Koehler, who allowed five runs and seven hits with three walks in four innings. Chen walked two and struck out two in the win - his second of the season.

Miami's Ichiro Suzuki, in possibly his final game at Safeco Field, hit a solo home run on the first pitch of the ninth inning off Evan Marshall.

Knowing this, the Mariners decided to make it "Ichiro Bobblehead Night" to honor their former superstar.

Gallardo retired the next two hitters before Marcell Ozuna sent a drive to deep left - that turned into the third out when Guillermo Heredia made a leaping catch above the wall.

NATIONALS 14, BRAVES 4: Bryce Harper had two homers, including a grand slam, among four hits and the Nationals overwhelmed Julio Teheran and the Braves.

Marlins: IF Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) will likely join the Marlins in San Diego for their weekend series against the Padres. Adam Conley (1-1) gets the start in Friday's series opener. That said, they're 7-2 in their last nine games after allowing two runs or less in their previous game and have won seven of their last 10 games at home when facing a right-handed starter.

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